Electoral Services are responsible for the organisation and administration of all elections and referenda that take place in Sunderland and for compiling and maintaining the Electoral Register.

The next Local government elections will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019. Further information will become available on the Current elections page.

Every year the council carries out its annual canvass to ensure that the electoral register contains the names of everyone who is eligible to vote in elections.

Between 20 and 29 July, Electoral Services will send a letter to every property in the Sunderland City Council area. This letter contains a Household Enquiry Form that lists the names of the people registered to vote at the property. You should check this form and respond, even if there are no changes. You can respond by phone if there are no changes, or otherwise either online or by posting the form back to us.

Please respond to this initial form straight away, as we are required to send reminders followed by a personal visit by one of our canvassers for those that don't respond.

It is an offence to not respond to this request or to supply false information.

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